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President's Message

september 2021 

Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland Medical School Event, Legislative Conference, “Pillars of Cardiology” to start in September.

Hello Maryland ACC Colleagues!

Women Cardiologists ACC Chapter and Section Grant: We are proud to host a first of its kind event with medical students from JHSOM and UMSOM on September 8 from 5:30-7:00pm. This event is aimed at increasing visibility of women cardiologists in the state. We hope to showcase the diverse and thriving careers of women cardiologists from Hopkins, University of Maryland, Medstar Health and Walter Reed. Women medical students interested in cardiology are invited to attend. We encourage women cardiologists to attend as well. Please email Jennifer Ray Beckman at to reserve your place. Please see below for our women cardiologists panel. The event will be virtual and hosted by Dr. Catherine Bennet.

ACC Legislative Conference: ACC's Legislative Conference 2021, scheduled for October 3-5, is moving to an all-virtual experience. The virtual conference will continue as planned, complete with opportunities to hear from ACC leaders, staff and other experts on health policy issues impacting the profession. Planning for virtual congressional visits was already underway given ongoing U.S. Capitol restrictions, and those visits will continue as planned on October 5. The ACC HeartPAC event featuring Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes will also take place virtually. Please consider attending and joining our MDACC advocacy group led by Doctors Jeremy Pollock, Marty Albornoz, Sean Beinhart, Yuri Deychak, Sriram Padmanabhan and Joe Marine as they advocate for key practice and patients issues with our Maryland Congressional delegation and their staff. The virtual Hill visits last year were very successful – this is a great way to gain an introduction to national advocacy. FITs are especially encouraged to attend.

CVTeam Pillars of Cardiology Series: Join the CVTeam as we explore the latest therapeutics and diagnostic techniques in the essential areas of cardiology. Each in-depth session will provide insights into how to incorporate the latest research into practice. There is no charge for this event for members, however to obtain the educational credits you must be registered for the meeting by 11:59pm ET the day prior to the meeting.

Diagnosis and Management of Left Ventricular Thrombus

Date: September 14 Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm EDT Registration: Click here.

And as always, please send MDACC leadership and staff your comments, questions, and suggestions to

Have a great Labor Day!!

Garima Sharma, MD, FACC

President, Maryland Chapter ACC

Women Cardiologists- Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland Medical School Event Panelists

Supported by ACC DEI and Chapter- Section Grants, the Maryland ACC Chapter is hosting an evening event for medical students from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and University of Maryland Medical School to learn about the breadth of career paths within cardiology and meet potential mentors.

Female cardiology faculty and private practice cardiologists from Maryland will discuss their career paths as physician scientists, clinician educators and master clinicians as well as their work-life integration, self-advocacy and network building. Q&A session with the students to follow. 

The event will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, September 8 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.

women cardiologist speakers

 CVTeam Pillars of Cardiology Series

Diagnosis and Management of Left Ventricular Thrombus

Date: September 14

Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm EDT

Location: Zoom

Click here for details and registration.

Date: November 21

Time: 8:55-11:30am

Location: Zoom

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